We may have imagined the feature as a place crawling with antennas andemitters, due to the huge growth of wireless communications. And it is seems that thecurrent means of transferring data might already have a very serious competitor noneother than the human body. The concept of intra body communication, which uses the minute electric field propagated by the human body to transmit information, was first proposed by IBM and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT, in Tokyo) has developed aninnovative Human Area Networking (HAN) technology called
(Red = warmcolor, Touch + action = Tacton) that safely turns the surface of the human body into adata transmission path at speeds up to 10 Mbps between any two points on the body,giving peer-2-peer a whole new meaning.
2. What is Red tacton?
was chosen for this technology because “touch-act-on” meaning“action triggered by touching”. Red Tacton is a new Human Area Networking technologythat uses the surface of the human body as a safe, high speed network transmission path.Red Tacton uses the minute electric field emitted on the surface of the human body.Technically, it is completely distinct from wireless and infrared .A transmission path isformed at the moment a part of the human body comes in contact with a Red Tactontransceiver. Physically separating ends the contact and thus ends communication UsingRed Tacton, communication starts when terminals carried by the user or embedded indevices are linked in various combinations according to the user's Communication is possible using any body surfaces, such as the hands, fingers, arms, feet, face, legs or torso. Red Tacton works natural, physical movements.